Nell Blaine papers


Nell Blaine papers


Biographical material, correspondence, business records, writings, art works, and printed material. Also included are papers of Blaine's friend, Howard Griffin. Correspondence; clippings, exhibition catalogs, and printed materials; two scrapbooks; and photographs of Blaine and her work. Among the photographs are: 8 of Blaine's studio, 1943-1961; 5 of Blaine, one each with E. Astor, Dilys Evans, Olga von Flotow, Margaret Harmsworth, Midi Garth and Denise Levertov; 2 of Larry Rivers, one with Blaine, 1950; 2 of Blaine, one with art collectors Mr.and Mrs. Henry Jason and the New York City ballet dancer, Gayle Young, 1959, the other with Constance Smith, Patricia H. Cooper, Jane Freilicher, Jane Watrous, Milton Klonsky, Albert Kresch. In addition there is a photograph of the dancer Eleanor Goff modeling a costume designed by Blaine, 1946. Correspondence with friends, dealers, collectors, writers, institutions and others,including Kit Barker, Peggy Guggenheim, Midi Garth, Carolyn Harris, Galway Kinnell, Larry Rivers, John Von Wicht, Beatrice Gazzolo and others; correspondence regarding the publication of Breakthrough by Daisy Aldan and Nell Blaine; a book, Love Aspects, by Howard Griffin, illustrated by Blaine and photographs of Blaine, her studio, Howard Griffin, and friends and relatives. Howard Griffin material includes research material on Joseph Cornell byGriffin, and letters to Griffin from W. H. Auden, Kit Barker, Jean Garrigue, Clarence John Laughlin, Marianne Moore, Frank O'Hara, Mark Tobey, Clifford Wright (over 100), and others. The collection also includes etchings by Alvin Ross.

2.7 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)


SNAC Resource ID: 6767010

Archives of American Art

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Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996 (person)

Nell Blaine was born in Richmond (Va.) July 10, 1922. She attended the Richmond School of Art; studied with the artist Hans Hofmann in New York (N.Y.) from 1942-1944; studied etching and engraving at Atelier 17 with Stanley William Hayter in 1945; and attended the New School for Social Research from 1952-1953. She maintained a studio in Gloucester (Mass.) but also traveled and painted extensively in Austria, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, St. Lucia, Spain, Swit...

Freilicher, Jane, 1924-2014 (person)

Jane Freilicher was an American painter. Born in 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, she attended Brooklyn College and then studied with artist Hans Hofmann. She left the Hofmann studio in 1948 to paint in New York City, collaborating with a group of artist and writer friends known collectively as the New York School and including John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O'Hara, Larry Rivers, and James Schuyler. She married jazz pianist Jack Freilicher when she was 17; the marriage was annulled five years late...

Kinnell, Galway, 1927-2014 (person)

Poet and professor. From the description of Papers, 1936-1980. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 56815853 American poet. From the description of Introduction to Seamus Heaney's reading to the Academy of American Poets at the Morgan Library : typescript with autograph revisions, [1984]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874953 From the description of The fundamental project of technology : typescript photocopy with autograph revisions, [n.d.]. (Un...

Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002 (person)

Larry Rivers (1925-2002) was a painter from Southampton, N.Y.). From the description of Oral history interview with Larry Rivers, 1968 Nov. 2 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84233674 Larry Rivers was born Yitzhok Loiza Grossberg to Russian-Jewish parents in 1923 (sometimes claimed to be 1925) in the Bronx, New York, changing his name to Larry Rivers in 1940 after being introduced as "Larry Rivers and the Mudcats" performing at a local pub. From 1940-1945 he...

Griffin, Howard, 1915-1975 (person)

Epithet: author and political activist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001039.0x0001c8 Howard Griffin was an American poet, editor, and interviewer. From the description of Howard Griffin collection of papers, 1948-1966. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430947 From the guide to the Howard Griffin collection of papers, 1942-1975, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Al...

Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-1979 (person)

Collector. From the description of Letters, 1939-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84546768 Collector, patron, art dealer; Venice, Italy. Her galleries were Guggenheim Jeune in London which existed 1938-1938, and Art of this Century, New York City, 1942-1947. Art of this Century launched several leading abstract expressionists. From the description of Printed material relating to Guggenheim Jeune and Art of this Century galleries, 1938-1946. (Unknown). WorldCa...

Goff, Eleanore (person)

Flotow, Olga von. (person)

Cooper, Patricia L. (person)

Garrigue, Jean, 1912-1972 (person)

O'Hara, Frank (person)

Frank O'Hara lived in New York and was a noted American poet, playwright, and art critic. He was a leading member of the so-called New York School of poets. His works include "Lunch Poems" (1965) and "Collected Poems" (1971). From the description of Frank O'Hara collection. [ca1960-1964]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 651603420 Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) was a poet. From the description of Papers, 1946-1973. (Columbia University In the Cit...

Garth, Midi (person)

Barker, Kit, 1916-1988 (person)

Evans, Dilys. (person)

Cornell, Joseph (person)

American artist. From the description of Joseph Cornell letters : Flushing (N.Y.), to Charles Henri Ford, 1938-1957. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 123429522 Assemblage artist. Born 1903, died 1972. From the description of Joseph Cornell letters to Muriel Streeter Schwartz, 1957-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86118594 Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) was an assemblagist, collagist, and filmmaker from Flushing, N.Y. ...

Tobey, Mark (person)

Painter; Abstract Expressionist. Also worked as fashion illustrator, portrait painter. Born in Wisconsin, December 11, 1892. Died 1976. Worked in Chicago, Seattle, Basel, Switzerland; New York, N.Y., Dartington Hall, Devonshire, England, and Paris. Convert to Baha'i religion. From the description of Mark Tobey papers, [ca. 1920]-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78566820 Tobey was a painter; Seattle, Wash. Corle was at one time a New York City stage actress and wife of no...

Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972 (person)

Poet, acting editor of The Dial magazine, 1925-1929. Born Marianne Craig Moore. From the description of Book manuscripts, 1935-1967. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122417395 From the description of Albums, [ca. 1905-1936]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524976 From the description of Family correspondence, 1848-1972, bulk 1905-1972. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540617 From the desc...

Astor, Esta J. (Esta June), 1922-2007 (person)

Gazzolo, Beatrice. (person)

Klonsky, Milton (person)

Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970 (person)

Painter, craftsperson, sculptor; Brooklyn, N.Y. Born in Malente-Holstein, Germany. WPA artist. From the description of John Von Wicht papers, 1950-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86133018 ...

Young, Gayle (person)

Auden, W.H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 (person)

Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973), poet, was born in York, England, on February 21, 1907. He attended Christ Church, Oxford, from 1925-1928, then served as a schoolmaster in various institutions in England and Scotland from 1930 to 1935, including The Downs School in Colwell. In 1935 Auden married Erika Mann, a writer and the daughter of Thomas Mann, so that she could gain British Citizenship and escape Nazi Germany. Although the two never lived together, they remained married until Mann's death in ...

Smith, Constance (person)


Jason, Harry. (person)

Wright, Clifford, 1919- (person)

Laughlin, Clarence John. (person)


Ross, Alvin, 1920-1975 (person)

Alvin Ross (1920-1975) was a painter and educator of Provincetown, Mass. From the description of Oral history interview with Alvin Ross, 1964-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233007148 Painter, educator; Provincetown, Mass. From the description of Alvin Ross interview, 1964- 1968 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80468458 Painter, printmaker, teacher, lecturer; New York, N.Y. and Provincetown, Massachusetts Bo...

Watrous, Jane. (person)

Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997 (person)

The interview took place at Wells College, New York. From the description of Audio interviews with poet Denise Levertov by Clive Scott Chisholm : sound recordings, 1973 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864806 Correspondence to Lewis and Sophia Mumford from Denise Levertov and her husband, Mitchell Goodman. From the description of Letters, 1965-1976, to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155871475 ...